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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 13, 2009 8:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: '09 Ticket Info from Dead.net

bumping this thread up in case there are some that plan to go online w/in the hour to part w/ their cash for this fiasco. Have fun.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 13, 2009 8:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: '09 Ticket Info from Dead.net

I've decided instead to cash out my retirement, mortgage the house and sell the kids off to a tawaiinese sweat shop, then take the cash and invest in antique VCR's.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 13, 2009 8:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: '09 Ticket Info from Dead.net

Then you should enjoy the lead article from our local paper yesterday:

BREAKING NEWS
Police say Greenfield man sold daughter for marriage
By LARRY PARSONS
Herald staff writer
Posted: 01/12/2009 10:38:41 AM PST

Greenfield police say they arrested a 36-year-old man who arranged to sell his 14-year-old daughter to a man for marriage in exchange for $16,000, 150 cases of beer, several cases of meat and soda and wine. An 18-year-old Greenfield man who lived with the girl for a week after the purported transaction was detained on suspicion of statutory rape.

Greenfield Police Chief Joe Grebmeier said officers have heard several accounts of arranged marriages between young girls and older men, but this case developed in a way that made arrests and prosecution more possible.

Marcelino de Jesus Martinez was arrested Sunday on suspicion of accepting the offer of money, beer and meat to place his daughter with Margarito de Jesus Galindo, police said.

Police became aware of the transaction after Martinez asked police to return his daughter. The father said the girl had run away, but police came to believe that he wanted her back because her suitor hadn't paid up, Grebmeirer said.

"We were working on this one kind of backward. We hear about these things all the time, but they are kind of tough to investigate or prove," Grebmeier said today.

Grebmeier said arranged marriages are common in many cultures, but California has laws against sexual relations with a person under 18 and against human trafficking. State law also prohibits arranged marriage in which coercion is used on one or both parties, he said.

He said the girl apparently went willingly to the young man's home, but at 14 she is under the state's age of consent and can't legally marry.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Jan 13, 2009 10:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: '09 Ticket Info from Dead.net

Who the hell wouldn't ask for payment up for front?

Retard.

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Poster: Bob Gnarley Date: Jan 13, 2009 8:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: '09 Ticket Info from Dead.net

Perhaps we're judging these fellows too harshly.
Maybe they lost big investing with Bernie Madoff, and are desperate to recoup cash.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 13, 2009 8:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: '09 Ticket Info from Dead.net

and c'mon, "several cases of meat" included??? hey, if it was Black Angus, how can you blame the guy???



BEEF :)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 13, 2009 8:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: '09 Ticket Info from Dead.net

or maybe the price of attending Bohemian Grove went way up now that W is leaving office....

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Poster: Bob Gnarley Date: Jan 13, 2009 9:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: '09 Ticket Info from Dead.net

Does that mean a Steve Miller Band tour?